At the time, Adobe was focused on developing fonts and providing a language that computers could use to communicate with office printers, known as PostScript. The original version of Illustrator didn't have a preview mode, and users needed to open a second window to preview their work. Illustrator Version 2 was released in and was the first version of Illustrator to support the Windows operating system. Adobe also released versions of Illustrator for various other operating systems during the early s, including NeXT, Silicon Graphics, and Sun Solaris. However, all of these versions were discontinued due to poor sales as these operating systems failed to gain widespread acceptance.
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